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BuzzFeed
6 months ago
Parenting

This 28-Year-Old Bride Made A "Child-Free" Rule At Her Wedding. Now Her Sister-In-Law Is Refusing To Attend Without Her Kids

A bride and groom implement a 'no kids' rule for their wedding, causing backlash from family members who have young children.
Redditors agree that the bride is not in the wrong for wanting an adult-only wedding. [ more ]
BuzzFeed
6 months ago
Career

Nannies Are Sharing Key Things They Would Never To Do Their Own Nannies

Nannies should have autonomy to answer calls and take children outside.
Nannies should not be treated as housekeepers and should not be asked to do non-childcare tasks. [ more ]
Slate Magazine
6 months ago
Parenting

My Sister Just Broke a Cardinal Rule of the Holidays. I Can't Let It Go This Time.

The letter writer is angry at their sister for coming to family activities while sick and potentially infecting them with a cold.
The letter writer is struggling with their anger and wants a way to deal with it while maintaining a relationship with their sister. [ more ]
Slate Magazine
6 months ago
Relationships

My Boyfriend and His Mom Have an "Intimate" Habit I Can't Get Out of My Head

If your partner's behavior makes you uncomfortable, it's important to communicate that to them and have a conversation about it.
Recognize that each family has its own dynamics and rules, and it may not be fair or necessary for them to change their behavior based on your preferences. [ more ]
Slate Magazine
6 months ago
Parenting

My Dad Claims I'm 'Struggling With Motherhood" Because I Won't Cater to His Every Need

Picture four locations in a T-shape.
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
Career

Ask Amy: My in-laws stopped speaking to me, and I don't know what to do

Dear Amy: My in-laws told me in a rather unkind way that they do not like me.
New York Post
6 months ago
Parenting

Dear Abby: My husband controls every aspect of my life

A woman seeks advice from Dear Abby about her controlling husband.
Another person asks for advice about a sister-in-law and her husband who become defensive when given suggestions. [ more ]
Slate Magazine
6 months ago
Parenting

Help! My Boyfriend's Ex Is Comforting Him Through a Major Tragedy.

Dear Prudence is Slate's advice column.Submit questions here.(It's anonymous!)
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I've been dating "James" for just under a year.
Scary Mommy
6 months ago
Parenting

I'm Teaching My Kids That Nobody Gets To Treat Them Like Crap

The author prioritizes their mental health by choosing not to attend family gatherings that may negatively affect them.
They reflect on the challenges of navigating toxic family dynamics, particularly during the holiday season. [ more ]
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